NEW YORK (AP) — Slick Fielding third baseman Scott Rolen was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday, receiving five votes, more than the required 75%.
A seven-time All-Star and eight-time Gold Glove selection, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame on his sixth ballot, winning 76.3 out of 297 out of 389 votes cast by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Earned a %. He needed 292 votes for a player to be elected.
He will become the 18th third baseman to be elected to Hall, the least of any position.
“You don’t think about this. You think about doing everything you can,” said Lauren. “I never thought being inducted into the Hall of Fame would be the answer.”
281 with 316 home runs and 1,287 RBIs in Philadelphia (1996-2002), St. Louis (2002-07), Toronto (2008-09) and Cincinnati (2009-12). 421 batting average as the Cardinals won his 2006 World Series.
Lauren’s five-vote margin was the twelfth-lowest of any Reiter-selected player, and her 76.3% share of the vote was the tenth-lowest. Lauren rose from his 63.2% last year and his 10.2% in the first poll in 2018.
This made him the lowest starting turnout of any later elected player. The previous mark was his 17% on his 1970 Duke Snyder. Snyder said that in 1980 he was voted out with 86.5%.
First baseman Todd Helton was second with 281 votes (72.2%) and reliever Billy Wagner was third with 265 votes (68.1%). Helton is up from his 52% and has five more appearances on the ballot. Wagner on the other hand has him up from 51% plus he has two chances.
There were several other players who also saw significant increases. Andruw Jones rose from his 41.1% to 58.1%, Gary Sheffield was second last in appearances and he rose from 40.6% to 55%, and Jeff Kent said he rose from 32.7% in his final year. rose to 46.5%. Kent may be considered by the Modern Baseball Age Committee in the future.
Athletes who received drug suspensions again fell behind. Alex Rodriguez rose from his 34.3% to 35.7% and Manny Ramirez he rose from 28.9% to 33.2%.
Eight blank ballots were submitted by writers eligible to vote after ten consecutive years of participation in the BBWAA.
Of the 14 players who entered the ballot for the first time, only two reached the 5% threshold required to continue consideration next year. Carlos Beltran received his 181 votes (46.5%), but his total was impacted by his role in the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal en route to his title win in the 2017 World Series. There is a possibility.
Relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez received 42 votes (10.8%).
New qualifiers for next year include Adrian Beltre, Joe Mauer, David Wright, Jose Bautista and Matt Holliday.
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